Elizabeth Weintraub: Sacramento Real Estate

Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Gold - DRE #00697006
Sacramento real estate and housing market, from Galt to Lincoln. Local observations about Sacramento restaurants, special events, music concerts and the Sacramento lifestyle, including great places to vacation around the world.



A reporter called yesterday morning to ask me about the rising real estate prices and market recovery in Sacramento. After all, our Trendgraphix reports show a 42% increase in pending sales for June. That's the message delivered by Lyon Real Estate. However, inventory is up about 8% and sales ar...
I just finished reading Justin Halpern's cute little book -- when did they start publishing these tiny hardbacks? -- called Sh*t My Dad Says. It's a fun romp and totally engaging, not to mention, although appalling at times it contains a lot of common sense. Gotta say, though, by comparison, it m...
When I went to Viet Nam last year, one of the guys in our tour managed to upgrade his group tickets to First Class. I didn't even know that option was available or I might have chosen it. I asked this guy why he flew First Class. He said, "Because I can afford it." Apart from amenities such as wi...
I am at a conference in Seattle for About.com. Every year About.com hosts a "guide event" for its writers. I don't know how many people write for About.com at the moment, but I imagine it's more than 700 or so. Everybody has their own little domain. Mine is Home Buying. I've been writing for Abou...
Well, I have lost the count of the number of offers I received yesterday but they continued to arrive. Proof, once again, that all I have to do is go out of town. I have learned one thing from this experience. When we go to Yellowstone National Park, I will hire another agent to answer the phone,...
Or a way to get purchase offers on any listing, really. Want to know how? All an agent has to do is tell everybody she knows that she is going out of town for the weekend. That will do the trick. Of course, what would also do the trick is to not go out of town at all, and maybe just tell people t...
A TV station in Omaha paid $266,500 for Roy Rogers' stuffed horse Trigger but how much can you get for a used dishwasher? $50, maybe? Burglars recently swiped a lockbox from one of my short sale listings in Natomas and made off with the sellers' appliances. They removed the gas range and oven, di...
I've had more than one occasion in which a neighbor has called me to complain about the list price of my short sale. In most situations, the neighbor is concerned that I'm bringing down the value of other homes in the neighborhood. Ultimately, my job is to sell those Sacramento short sales and it...
You probably could not fit a ferris wheel into the back yard of most homes in Land Park, but my new listing in Land Park has a huge yard for a low price -- more than one-fifth of an acre -- which might very well be big enough for a ferris wheel. I've always adored ferris wheels. There's just some...
Have you ever tried to grow an avocado tree from the pit? I was describing the error of my ways last night at a dinner event held at Ella Dining Room and Bar in Sacramento. A farmer was at our table. She brings in Hass avocados from southern Cal to ripen naturally on her farm in Sacramento. I had...

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